Via the NY Post:
Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero will miss the remainder of Scranton/Wilkes Barre’s playoff series against Columbus after undergoing a procedure on his ankle Wednesday night.
The heavily-hyped catcher suffered a bone bruise and decided to have the discoloring scraped out. The injury is not considered serious and Montero could possibly return if the Yankees Triple-A affiliate can get past Columbus in the best-of-five International League series, which they trail 1-0.
After this report was issued by the New York Post, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman appeared on ESPN 1050 to say that Montero would not play again this season no matter his condition. That can only mean that the Yankees have faith in Jorge Posada to be 100 percent come playoff time because that seems like a pretty definitive statement.
Posada's injusry is minor stuff, though, compared to some of the injuries of his fellow players. His ankle surgery could only potentially be a problem if there really is a problem that he isn't being forthright about. Posada had concussion symptoms after taking a foul tip on the head, but has been since cleared by doctors. Had a he experienced a serious concussion, they would not have cleared him.
There is no word yet on whether or not Posada will miss any time, or if he’ll be in the lineup tonight against Texas.
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- September 8, 2010—Jorge Posada Day-to-Day with Concussion Symptoms
- August 11, 2010—Yankees Notes: Posada’s Shoulder, Montero, Aceves
- June 4, 2010—With Johnson's Return in Doubt Keep an Eye on Jesus Montero